My Dream Wedding
September 17th, 2016
You know when you get engaged and say you’re going to blog the whole wedding planning process and then you realize that planning a wedding is really hard and you get overwhelmed and you end up not blogging any of it? No? Just me? My bad.
This just in: 5 months is enough time to plan the wedding of your dreams but you will have NO time to spare. Weddings are hard work and a LOT goes into them. Thankfully my amazing mom and sister helped out a ton, as did the rest of my family, my bridesmaids and my husband. Each and every one of my vendors were incredible to work with and I have nothing but great things to say about all of them. Below is a list of every vendor I used. If you’re in the Treasure Valley area and are engaged or may be soon, I absolutely recommend giving them a call! They went above and beyond for us.
Caterer: H&M Meats and Catering… shocker, I know. 😉 SO many compliments on the tri-tip and of course the cheezy potatoes.
Bartender: All Sides Mobile Bar
**Hard cider from Meriwether Cider Company. We got lots of compliments on their Foothills Semi-dry!
Donuts: Guru Donuts and Country Donuts
Photographer: Jenny Losee Photography
DJ: Sound Wave Events
Photobooth: Treasure Valley Photo Booth (Idaho Photo Bus)
Flowers: Eleventh Avenue Floral Studio
As for decorations, my mom and I did a lot of DIY projects. This was partially to save some money and partially to ensure everything matched the look and vision we wanted. We had two alternating centerpiece designs. One we made with wooden vases I ordered on Etsy with bulk flowers from Costco. For the other centerpiece design we used wooden rounds that I ordered off of Ebay and then had to seal and gloss, mason jars that we decorated with bulk flowers from Costco, and purple mugs/dishes with small succulent plants. We also put our engagement pictures on each table with these little log photo holders that aren’t pictured. The bistro lighting was five strands from Costco that lit up the dance floor, food and bar. Most of the reception happened after dark so it looked really pretty with the lights. As for the ceremony, we lined the aisle with logs that Spencer’s dad cut with mason jars filled with baby’s breath. We decorated the porch where we stood with greenery from Hobby Lobby. We considered a decorator at times, but I think it all came together really well!
Honestly, it was the best day of my life. I got to marry my high school sweetheart and the man of my dreams surrounded by friends and family. You can’t ask for much more than that. Sorry for not staying up-to-date with fun wedding blogs but if you’ve ever gotten married you can probably sympathize. 🙂 If you need suggestions on vendors in the area or have questions on anyone I used, don’t hesitate to ask!